Kevin Magnussen distances himself from Haas Mick Schumacher rumours

Kevin Magnussen has distanced himself from the rumours surrounding Mick Schumacher’s future at Haas however has backed his present team-mate’s performances.

Schumacher is anticipated to depart the crew on the finish of the season, with Daniel Ricciardo, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nico Hulkenberg all within the body to companion Magnussen for subsequent season.

The German was put beneath strain after stretching his scoreless streak in F1 by means of to the center of this 12 months earlier than lastly securing factors with two spectacular drivers within the British and Austrian Grands Prix.

Schumacher has impressed up towards Magnussen, ending forward in 10 races to the Dane’s 4 this 12 months, but nonetheless finds himself vulnerable to being and not using a drive for subsequent season.

When requested what the crew wanted in its second driver, Magnussen backed the present state of affairs.

“Fairly apparent,” stated Magnussen. “In fact, we want quick drivers and drivers which might be constant, can rating factors, might help drive the crew ahead.

“Proper now we’ve me and Mick and it is not going too badly, so I do not actually have any robust opinions both manner.

“It is as much as Guenther [Steiner] and, in fact, the administration to kind that one out.

“I am not right here to invest or be concerned in that.”

On whether or not extra expertise was wanted alongside him within the crew, Magnussen, a shock returnee in the beginning of the season, added: “Once more, I am not right here to actually participate in that, I do not actually have an opinion on that.

“I believe Mick is doing a superb job and that is all I can say.”

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